Blake Cooper, Eden, NC

As Letter Carrier Blake Cooper recently delivered mail to a 93-year-old customer who lived alone in Eden, NC, he heard her calling out for help. Glancing through the mail slot in her locked front door, he saw her sprawled out on the floor and immediately called 911. The woman told emergency responders that she’d been stranded overnight after a fall, and that she feared she had either a broken hip or a broken leg. She was hospitalized for treatment.

Employees featured in “Heroes’ Corner” also receive letters of commendation through the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program. The nomination form is available on Blue.